Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes

Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes
Discuss issues dealing with landscapes, hardscapes, exterior landscape lighting and lighting fixtures, lawn irrigation, sprinklers, sprinkler heads, mulch, retaining walls, etc.

Winter = Time to study?


Tree Care, Irrigation, Landscaping, Hardscapes

Discuss issues dealing with landscapes, hardscapes, exterior landscape lighting and lighting fixtures, lawn irrigation, sprinklers, sprinkler heads, mulch, retaining walls, etc.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-18-2007, 09:07 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,003
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

It's neat to see what others are doing over the winter. This lco spent his time learning how to install hardscapes.

Have you ever considered this?

Some taking advantage of mild winter by getting out and about, having fun - The recent mild winter weather allowed Michael Newland to hit the books instead of taking on snow piles with his plow.

Like many businesses that depend on plowing in the winter, the Heath resident's lawn care business is taking another approach this season.

Through the training received at the Career and Technology Education Centers of Licking County, Newland said he is able to do more hardscape work, such as installing fences and porches.
With the hardscape training, Newland will be able to work throughout the winter despite the lack of snow, as will Drew Ward.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 01-18-2007, 08:51 PM
gatewayuser
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Thats what I do also. I read up on new laws, take college and other industry courses, get certifications and work on making every thing run smoother for the next year. One year I took around 20 different courses over the winter and one in business management also. One other good thing when you take courses during the winter you have a ton of time to devote to studying so I was able to get all A's and B's.
Last winter I went to college to be an EMT for the volunteer department that I have been with since 01 as a fire cadet. I took a fire course every Saturday in June and July which was harsh but I got A's. Next winter I will be starting a business degree and once I take my core part of college I will have 3 degrees. One in Medical, horticulture and business.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-19-2007, 12:09 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,003
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

That is awesome! Do you promote that you are a volunteer in your town in your marketing material?

I have seen that used successfully before.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-19-2007, 09:41 AM
gatewayuser
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

No I don't do it for the glory.
However I have gotten many jobs from being recommended by people at the FD. Also I have taken customers to the hospital before and that really helps the relationship between the customer and myself. When I did my squad time at a large FD the Lt. there wanted me to take care of his lawn. Well it turned into getting 7 additional clients in a matter of a few weeks. I just got a new job from him a few days ago. And another call from a customer that he sent me saying that she has other people in her subdivison that want work done by me. Great work= Happy Clients which = More Jobs.
Also I cost about double-triple the price as chem lawn but I do top notch work.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-19-2007, 10:42 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,003
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

You know that would make for a great story. Would it be possible you could put together some video of you riding on your squad and then of you working at your company? I think it could inspire others to get involved in the emergency volunteer services and we could also talk about how it has helped your business as well. We could put this in a future GopherHaul episode.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-19-2007, 12:01 PM
gatewayuser
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I could do pictures I don't have a video camera.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-19-2007, 12:18 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,003
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Yea that would be really interesting! Could you take us on a tour of both your rescue station and your business? Maybe show us some of the rescue vehicles you ride on and the equipment on them and then show your business vehicles and equipment? That would be amazing to see!
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
New Business Owner
danesdanglas87
07-20-2016 12:31 PM
07-21-2016 05:04 PM
by Steve
2 75
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
07-21-2016 04:55 PM
by Steve
21 5,871
Hi from Long Island NY
Lori22
07-18-2016 02:01 PM
07-20-2016 09:09 PM
by Chilehead
8 140
Hi! I'm Tony from Tampa
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:47 PM
07-19-2016 04:45 PM
by Steve
5 602
Question about...
Bradcook21
07-18-2016 05:22 PM
07-19-2016 04:38 PM
by Steve
2 91
Hello from Watertown New...
lawnmanrick81
07-19-2016 03:57 PM
07-19-2016 04:11 PM
by Steve
1 42
Gutter Cleaning Tool
DanielThomas
07-18-2016 08:23 AM
07-18-2016 04:36 PM
by Steve
1 73
Starting on a lawn care...
Coco3465
07-16-2016 11:26 AM
07-17-2016 09:20 AM
by Steve
1 104
Aspiring Company Owner
TJ136
07-12-2016 05:12 AM
07-15-2016 02:52 PM
by SC93
6 203
Hi Everyone
JavelinaLawn
07-10-2016 07:29 PM
07-13-2016 02:01 PM
by Chilehead
5 734
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
by Lawnline
0 374
Custom Canopies
JohnsLawnCare
07-12-2016 08:38 AM
07-12-2016 04:14 PM
by Steve
1 249
Spot checked by...
Just for Cuts
06-28-2016 02:34 PM
07-11-2016 03:53 PM
by Steve
4 265
John Deere JS40 issues
Mr. Mow
07-06-2016 01:28 PM
07-11-2016 03:52 PM
by Steve
3 194
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
07-11-2016 11:18 AM
by DanielThomas
15 1,723
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
07-11-2016 09:11 AM
by Chilehead
9 3,274
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
07-07-2016 05:07 PM
by Steve
11 10,504
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
07-07-2016 05:00 PM
by Steve
4 235
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
07-07-2016 04:53 PM
by Steve
24 1,227
Chemical Applications
acrajchel
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
07-05-2016 12:38 PM
by Chilehead
6 349
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
07-05-2016 11:54 AM
by Steve
14 839
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
07-04-2016 09:19 AM
by LawnPerfection
9 1,681
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
07-02-2016 03:41 AM
by markty
27 1,887
Great Arborist Ladder
SGL1
06-04-2016 09:56 AM
06-28-2016 08:04 PM
by mowandblow1980
11 664
Newbie
Jhoell
06-25-2016 03:28 AM
06-28-2016 02:11 PM
by Chilehead
2 250
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
06-28-2016 11:02 AM
by Brownieboy
1,253 440,114
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
06-28-2016 08:36 AM
by Steve
13 486
Exmark Turf Tracer
acrajchel
02-01-2014 11:34 AM
06-24-2016 07:23 PM
by acrajchel
5 2,319
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:03 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:03 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy